Are Tabletop Trailers More Secure Than Box Trailers?Muscle Trailers
When people look to buy trailers for their vehicles, they are likely to consider security as the main feature. That is understandable. Whether you are hauling sensitive cargo or bulky items which are likely to break or suffer damage on route, it makes sense to look for a secure trailer that’s going to protect everything you need to carry and transport.
It’s easy to think that box trailers and cage trailers are the most secure systems of their kind. That is true, but only to an extent. Are box trailers really more secure than tabletops and flatbeds, or might an open design surprise you?
It Depends on What You’re Hauling
Security needs will differ from trip to trip, and from load to load. For example, a long, wide or particularly heavy load is not necessarily going to be safe and secure in a box or cage. You’re going to need space, and you’re going to need support.
Box trailers are perfect if you have multiple items which are likely to come loose. They may also be the best choice if your cargo is particularly sensitive or valuable. A flatbed or tabletop trailer, however, still gives you the chance to secure valuable, larger items.
You will likely know early on whether or not an enclosed box is going to be more effective for you. If you are in any doubt, always ask the advice of an expert!
Keep Your Eyes on Your Cargo
Another reason why some people may prefer tabletop trailers for security lies in the visual aspect. While you may be able to trust a box trailer with sensitive items, you might still want to keep an eye on your items. Cage trailers are popular in this regard.
However, an open trailer offers you complete oversight of your goods. It is easy enough for you to stop your car or van and to check your cargo on route. With a box trailer or even a cage trailer, you will still need to open things up and take a good look inside.
Use the Right Straps and Fastenings
It’s easy to think that tabletop trailers and open trailer systems are unsecure by design. However, they will often come with fastenings and strappings which you can use to tie things down with. It’s essential you choose a tabletop trailer which is easy to secure and manage from trip to trip.
Your trailer specialist will help you find a modern tabletop trailer design which should assist you in securing even the most complex or bulkiest of items.
Customise Your Trailer
You should also remember that a tabletop trailer is one of the easiest to customise. Therefore, if you need a flatbed or open trailer to have slight walls, or to slope or ramp downwards, you should ask your trailer specialist. In many cases, a tabletop trailer may be easier to customise than a box model!
Regardless of the security you need, keep your choice of trailer options open. Take a look at our full range or call us now to learn more.